Need Permission Loft Conversion by Loft Conversions Sussex
It's important to know whether you'll need planning permission before you begin and you'll also need to make sure that your conversion meets building regulations. Don't forget that you will also need planning permission if you are altering the roof height or shape (which may be the case if you have to raise it for headroom). Loft Conversions Sussex provides guidance for making alterations to the loft space of an existing house which is no more than two storeys high.
Contact Local Sussex Planning Authority For Conversion Permission
Live in a listed building? Consult your local planning authority to learn more about the process of obtaining a planning permission. You should contact your Sussex planning authority for loft conversion permission before making any changes to your premises.
Loft Conversions Sussex can advise you that you can increase your chances of securing planning permission for your loft conversion with a couple of easy tweaks. In almost every case concerning a residential property, you will need loft conversion planning permission.
Sussex, United Kingdom Building Regulations
If you plan to make the loft space more accessible or more habitable by, for example, installing a stair to it and improving it by boarding it out and lining the walls/rafters, more extensive work is likely to be required and the building regulations are likely to apply. Part K of the building regulations sets measures to prevent, falling, collisions and impact and will likely apply to your loft conversion.
Converting loft space is often much more difficult (and expensive) than most people think. Keep in mind that any additions or modifications made to your home by previous homeowners will need to conform to your planning permission in order to be approved.
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Loft Conversions Sussex Rules And Regulations For Loft Conversions
The rules for loft conversions differ between England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. In Sussex, all dormers on principal elevations (fronts of homes) and all dormers in conservation areas or on listed buildings require planning permission.